Società Geologica Italiana

Challenge yourself by entering On the Rocks!

ON THE ROCKS is the first geological video contest for everybody. You should participate with a creative, informal video, where you explain your research, passions or new ideas regarding the Earth, in only 180 seconds.
We are looking for passionate contributions by utilizing for example animations, stop-motions, cartoons, time-lapse, interviews, music, poems, dance to demonstrate for a wider public of non-specialists. It should focus on the wonders, dangers and surprises of an adventurous, geological journey, which could take place indoor, outdoor, in a lab, in the mountains, at sea or in the outer space. The potential contributors should therefore be from the scientific community, but could also be passionate and professional multimedia storytellers.

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3 years in 3 minutes

PhDs describe their three-years research in a three-minutes video
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Rolling Stones

Researches, experiences and stories about the Earth narrated by scientists, passionate people and professionals
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Young geologists

Geology at School: the stories of those who study the Earth in the primary and secondary school or at college-university
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Submit your Video!

Tell us your experience through your video, compile the registration form and give it your best shot. Choose in which of the three different categories you wish to participate. You may join the contest on your own or in group and without any limitations of imagination.

Tuttoscienze - La Stampa, the media partner of the On the Rocks contest

All the videos received will be published on the contest website and on the SGI YouTube channel.
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Find out more about "On The Rocks"

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Find out the details to join the contest "On the Rocks". Check the rules.
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Have a look at the timeline to find out the event schedule and the deadline to participate.
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The committees

A select committee, a panel of judges and a committee of honor will be valuing your contribution.
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Win up to 1.000 Euro, the prize ceremonial travel and an annual SGI membership.

Winners 2017 Edition

Click on the videos and discover the winners of the last On The Rocks edition

unraveling the unrecorded eruptive history  

Category 3 Years in 3 Minutes

our earth  

Category Young geologists

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Category Rolling Stones

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